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This self-paced online course incorporates videos, interactive scenarios, and practice questions throughout to deepen learner understanding of common welding, cutting, and hot work processes and the health and safety hazards associated with them.

Learn common welding industry vocabulary to communicate effectively with welders in the workplace and review detailed overexposure scenarios to understand the steps an OEHS professional should take to limit worker exposure. Among the potential exposures discussed are Manganese, Hexavalent Chromium, and the potential carcinogenic effects of Iron. Several actionable suggestions will be presented for improving the quality of monitoring data and improving the effectiveness of ventilation and other control methods.

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“Overall, the course was great and should be mandatory training for anyone who has welding activity within their organization. Mike’s stories and anecdotes were extremely valuable. His ability to take the theory and apply it to real life circumstances made the content approachable and understandable.”
Matt MacFarlane, Industrial Hygenist at NB Power

Learning Level
Course content is intermediate in that it is intended for those who have some OEHS experience, however, prior experience or knowledge of welding processes is not required.


Module 1: Course Introduction
Module 2: Introduction to Welding
Module 3: Anticipating Hazards
Module 4: Recognizing Common Hazards
Module 5: Evaluating Worker Exposure
Module 6: Control Methods
Module 7: Application of Control Practices
Conclusion and Final Exam

Who Will Benefit

This online self-study course will benefit OEHS professionals who are responsible for the health and safety of workers utilizing welding, cutting, and other hot work processes, or workers nearby those operations.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn how to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control welding health hazards. This will include:

  • Understanding welding processes and typical applications.
  • Recognizing hazards associated with welding processes.
  • Understanding exposure assessment techniques, such as typical exposure levels for hot work.
  • Collecting meaningful exposure data.
  • Applying ventilation and PPE fundamentals to controlling welding fume exposures.

Web Course Materials

All course materials are provided as PDF downloads via the online classroom (registrant-access only). No hardcopy materials are mailed for this course. Registrants get unlimited 24/7 web access for 6 months from date of purchase.

Materials in this course include:

  • A full eLearning suite of 8 modules incorporating presentation videos and interactive scenarios.
  • AIHA Publication: Field Guidelines for Temporary Ventilation of Confined Space.
  • AIHA Publication: Welding Health and Safety: A Field Guide for OEHS Professionals.
  • Templates for welding fume control matrixes.
  • Glossary of terms and acronyms.
  • Interactive notebooks within each module.
  • Knowledge-check practice questions throughout.
  • Post-course assessment with certificate awarded upon successful completion.

Time to Complete

This course will take approximately 9 hours to complete. Participants will have 6 months from the date of purchase to complete the coursework, successfully pass the online assessment, and complete the online course evaluation.


Mike Harris, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and is President of Hamlin & Harris, Inc. in Baton Rouge, LA. His welding experience includes teaching aircraft welding at the U.S. ARMY Transportation School, welding environmental test equipment for Ling Electronics, welding aircraft drop tanks at Royal Industries, and welding pressure vessels for nuclear submarines at Aerojet General. Harris was also the 2014 recipient of the Donald E Cummings award.


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